New report says Apple iPad 3 coming in March with LTE and HD screen

New report says Apple iPad 3 coming in March with LTE and HD screen
We have seen numerous reports about the Apple iPad 3, mostly relating to its display and launch date. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that a trio of  unnamed sources have told them that the third-generation Apple tablet will be hitting the market in March. Production is ramping up now and is expected to peak sometime next month.

According to Bloomberg's sources, the Apple iPad 3 will have an HD display, LTE connectivity and a quad-core processor. Just the other day, we told you that brokerage house Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Hubert had returned from a trip to Asia and told her clients that the Apple iPad 3 would launch in the first half of the year with a HD display. The latest speculation has Apple no longer using the Sharp IGZO display with reports saying that Sharp's screen failed to pass Apple's approval process. LG and Samsung are now expected to provide the Cupertino based firm with the panels for the Apple iPad 3.

source: Bloomberg via MobileBurn

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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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9 Comments

1. xiobnb

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

well since its like everyone else have these specs apple should catch up

2. fbbwang

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

an HD display? only HD? they already call the current ones HD, though thats wrong by definition, but wouldn't FHD be relatively more relevant if we are referring to the rumored 2048x1536 resolutions? cuz now everybody already calls the current ipads HD resolutions.. in this context could this be suggesting that the new ipad3 isn't sporting a higher resolution display?? won't make sense either as some competitors such as ASUS & Lenovo have announced to be releasing a 1920x1200 tablet soon

3. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

the japanese are really losing to the koreans, sharp is one of the biggest maker of lcd screen in japan and they can't compete with samsung and lg. just like honda losing market share to hyundai and kia coz their new civic and crv are just plain ugly.

4. MrMojo

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 10, 2009

Funny thing is... Apple is still using Samsung parts even after suing them! Such hypocrisy! Apple better make iPads affordable 'cuz the other companies are breathing down Apple's neck with better equipped tablets at relatively better prices!!

7. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think its that funny. They both benefit extremely. Think about how much profit Samsung makes by supplying parts to each and every iPhone. Apple is slowly finding new vendors and soon they'll be able to get the same parts for cheaper while Samsung loses a large source of income.

5. GeekMovement unregistered

i'm waitin for the next galaxy tab or windows 8. ^_^

6. Gdrye

Posts: 111; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Im glad to see apple come out with a quad core device, i know that the only reason why they did it was to future proof it against the next Android tablets and phones, but its good to see apple actually do it first. But like GeekMovement said, i cant wait to see what the next Galaxy tab is...i honestly hope they come out with a super amoled screen, would be amazing for movies.

8. thunder18

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

Except that they didn't do it first. The Asus Transformer Prime uses the Tegra3 soc which actually has 5 cores(4 cores running at a full 1gHz and a 5th running at 500mHz that is utilized when less processing power is required).

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This will change everything again,hd screens have now been invented by apple and screens like this have never been available in a tablets,laptops or tvs before. All hail apple!!!

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